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Dec 7, 2012 1:00pm PST
on same-sex marriage. hearing cases on the defense of marriage act and california's proposition 8. much more on that in a moment, and the busy week ends with some good news for america's workers and the president. a little christmas cheer some early. the u.s. economy generating a stronger than expected 146,000 new jobs in november helping trim the jobless rate to 7.7%. a four-year low. happy holidays, right? not if you're john boehner. >> this isn't a progress report because there is no progress to report. the president has adopted a deliberate strategy to slow walk our economy right to the edge of the fiscal cliff. >> yes, indeed, it's like a visit from the ghost of christmas past, casual friday edition. another positive month of jobs numbers, another glum assessment by bah humbug boehner. he couldn't even be bothered to put on a holiday tie to take up the case of mr. scrooge and the top 2%. as nancy pelosi asked, why, oh, why is congress on another recess when they could be extending tax breaks for the middle class just in time for christmas? >> this is a moment of truth, the clock is
Dec 18, 2012 1:00pm PST
called for it. >> congresswoman barbara lee is a democrat from california and she joins us. good afternoon, ma'am. >> good afternoon. >> given the president's willingness to give significant ground on tax cuts, what is your reaction to speaker boehner's latest offer, especially following friday's meeting when it appeared as though they might be close to a deal? >> well, of course, this is another one of the speaker's gimmicks. i think we have seen the president move forward and negotiate in good faith, and the speaker needs to stop playing games and come back and begin to negotiate in good faith. i think it's very important to recognize, martin, that this is a human cliff. today we talked with people who will be unemployed -- excuse me, they will not receive any more unemployment compensation after the 29th. we have 2 million who will be left hanging, no income to pay their bills, to pay their rent, to buy food. so this is a real human cliff we have to address, and we need to address it now. i hope the speaker understands that this is a human cliff, that people are feeling the pa
Dec 5, 2012 1:00pm PST
automobile. >> well, first he moved out to this wealthy enclave, the home in california. he now has the luctiony automobile and joined the corporate board at marriott international. and then he took that break to complain he lost the election because obama was giving gifts to minorities. this has not been the greatest recovery from an election defeat. surely he needs time to lick his wounds. there might be a better way to do it. he did get to see twilight, so i guess he's enjoying himself. >> i want to spare talking about dana's column with dana, but if it were at the apex of his public attention spectrum and he could do a number of things, a number of effective contributions but the first thing he does is rejoin a board. how long will it be before he claims back those tax deductions he çself-willingly rescinded t his tax rate would go up to 14% instead of the 9% it would have been at? how long do you think? >> could be this tax year, no knows. it's clear governor romney has written off politics. otherwise why would he make the gifts comment unless maybe he's in deep denial of wha
Dec 19, 2012 1:00pm PST
pushed into this because the california state teachers retirement system, one of its biggest investors pressured them. is that an example of the kind of if you like, consumer action that people can take now? >> absolutely. >> but should all of us be reflecting on if we do have a retirement plan, who is taking our investment? >> absolutely. and also to julian's point, i mean, the social media aspect of this. just expressing those views. telling companies, telling corporations, telling politicians what is acceptable and what is unacceptable to you. and i'll give you a couple of concrete examples. you'll remember well the comments that rush limbaugh made about sandra fluke on his program -- >> i remember what you did. you led the way in that. >> well, there was a huge wave and a huge backlash. a lot of advertisers dropped his show because they didn't want to support that kind of hate speech. and a number of stations also ended up dropping. one other quick example, we had susan koman for the cure being forced by public outrage to reinstate their partnership with planned parenthood. and in
Dec 10, 2012 1:00pm PST
liberate california or create a gay roe v. wade. s acceptance is only growing. kennedy can only give the gay rights movement a decisive final victory. the train that is the gay rights movement cannot be stopped. gays will continue coming out and demanding rights and suing for equality until they win. because as edie said, marriage matters. the opposition can only build dams to hold off the inevitable tidal wave of justice because we're talking about something fundamental in society, the right to choose your nuclear family without being penalized. the right to have your relationship respected. isn't that what the pursuit of happiness is about? for me the pursuit of happiness though is tossing to martin bashir. >> thank you, toure. and you have stolen some of my time so i'm not going to talk to you. good afternoon. it's monday, december the 10th, and this thing is going to get a whole lot uglier before it gets better. ♪ >> we'd like to announce we have reached an agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> get in a room and make the changes that are needed. >> it sounds like the pre
Dec 21, 2012 1:00pm PST
, mark sleep train thanks all those who helped make a difference last year for thousands of california foster kids. thank you for helping foster kids. thank you for the school supplies. thank you for the new shoes. thank you, secret santa. and thank you for donating money. your generosity proves that while not everyone can be a foster parent, anyone can help a foster child. - thank you. - thank you. gracias por su ayuda. thank you. >>> now to john boehner's waterloo on the so-called fiscal cliff. the speaker's plan "b" going bust last night in a staggering loss of leadership and leverage for the gop. there goes the speaker leaving for ohio after wasting most of the last week trying to pass a one-sided plan to raise rates only on earnings over $1 million. boehner could not even get that passed his conservative caucus. this morning the speaker faced challenging questions. >> what went wrong? >> are you giving up on your conference? are you quitting? >> in light of what happened last night, if you're not concerned, shouldn't you be? >> no, i'm not. merry christmas, everyone. thank you. >>
Dec 28, 2012 1:00pm PST
there's a constitutional right to marry or how they rule in terms of the prop 8 case in california or the doma case in new york and the implications that will have for gay couples around the country. >> dana, since the sandy hook elementary school shootings on december 14th, there have been almost 250 gun deaths in north america or just about 13 gun deaths for each day, and even this morning we learned there was a shooting at a police station in camden, new jersey. so, you know, you mentioned gun control as an issue that the president needed to really get working on pretty quickly in january. how is that going to compete with other agenda items and how will the president and i would also say the outside groups really keep the pressure on to make sure that something meaningful happens? >> you know, that's a very good question, karen, and in a sense i wonder if it's already too late. if you don't act on these things quickly, people stop talking about it. the gun rights activists and the nra don't stop talking about it. they regain the traction they had momentarily lost. there is stil
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